Makai

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Beacon Press, Sep 20, 2000 - Fiction - 289 pages
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A Chinese-Hawaiian woman explores racial tension and cultural norms through passionate friendship and family tragedy.

"Tyau writes graceful and nuanced prose, and she proves to be a perceptive observer of her character's shifting emotions. This novel does indeed resound sweetly." —Julie Gray, The New York Times Book Review
 

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Contents

Year of the Horse
3
Chinamans Hat
26
What a Girl Tells Her Sister
51
Slop Boy
66
Pupule Quilt
81
I0 Puka Nights
96
The Leis They Sewed
144
I3 Dancing the Boys Part
170
I5 High Tide Low Tide
197
I6 All the Monkeys in the Zoo
240
I8 On the Beach
263
I9 Makai
283
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Kathleen Tyau is the author of A LITTLE TOO MUCH IS ENOUGH, winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, and is an 1997 NEA recipient. She is an accomplished handweaver and an avid bluegrass musician. Tyau grew up on the Hawaiian island of Oahu and now lives on a tree farm in Oregon with her husband.

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